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By Mickster4
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Maybe hard to tell but looks like a ball starting to grow. Is this a flower? If so and when it does flower do I want the plant to flower? I know my flytraps I cut.

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By Cross
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Mickster4 wrote:Maybe hard to tell but looks like a ball starting to grow. Is this a flower? If so and when it does flower do I want the plant to flower? I know my flytraps I cut.

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Sarracenia can take a long time to flower. But as far as I know, growth doesn't affect the plant. mine is a sarracenia hybrid and is flowering now. It's just waking up from dormancy but has great growth with it. I just pollinated it. I'd let it flower. ImageImageImage

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By Nepotolous
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Yay! That means mine's almost flowering too! ImageImage

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Nepotolous wrote:Yay! That means mine's almost flowering too! ImageImage

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Lol, I would let it grow and pollinate it. Then have more baby pitchers.

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By Nepotolous
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Yesss! How long does it take to flower though? Any idea? I do think I cheated a little... applied some keiki paste to it. Unless it planned on flowering in Winter...

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Nepotolous wrote:Yesss! How long does it take to flower though? Any idea? I do think I cheated a little... applied some keiki paste to it. Unless it planned on flowering in Winter...

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My asleep grew fairly quick. Just let him get lots of sunlight and he'll go quick. I think once mine reached maybe two inches, it shot up like crazy. I think maybe two weeks give or take. I mean he shot up quick lol. From what I read, he won't set seed until like September or something. Um going to watch this like crazy. I'll have to take another picture for you so you can see inside it.

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Here. I hope my purpurea flowers. I'd love to get some seeds from it. ImageImageImage

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By Mickster4
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Thanks guys! So I want to let this flower? And it won't kill or slow the plant like when you let a Flytrap flower?
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Mickster4 wrote:Thanks guys! So I want to let this flower? And it won't kill or slow the plant like when you let a Flytrap flower?
No, as far I know sarracenia plants get their flower's energy in the fall. From what I gather, the flower starts forming in the year before. My pitchers are growing well even with the flower. I'd let it grow.

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My pitchers are over a foot tall and grew in tandem with the flower. I have multiple new pitchers forming now that it's waking up from dormancy.

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By Nepotolous
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Some good info in this thread. My purpurea's about to flower. This morning I had a bit of a closer look and it looks like it could possibly be forming two flowers. Or are my eyes deceiving me...Image

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Nepotolous wrote:Some good info in this thread. My purpurea's about to flower. This morning I had a bit of a closer look and it looks like it could possibly be forming two flowers. Or are my eyes deceiving me...Image

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That sure does look like two flowers. I could be wrong. Twinsies! I typed that in a seriously valley girl voice. I shouldn't be allowed on my phone this early in the morning. That would be really cool though if it was two flowers.

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By Nepotolous
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Yay double whammy! If it is two flowers, I'll post another photo. If that's alright with Mickster4 of course...

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Yay double whammy! If it is two flowers, I'll post another photo. If that's alright with Mickster4 of course...
Of course!!
By Nepotolous
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Twinzies! It appears to be producing two flowers next to each other. Which means... More seeds! ImageImage

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Look like a buttcheeks to me :)

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